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NVQ Assessor and EWPAR/OSAT Training Opportunities

TTA SECURES NEW CITB FUNDING TO ASSIST MEMBERS WITH THEIR TRAINING NEEDS

CITB funding secured by the TTA is now assisting fixers gain their NVQ, and in turn CSCS cards. This is in accordance with the Government’s aim to achieve a fully qualified workforce by 2020, stimulating the market by providing a route to qualification for experienced operatives via on-site assessment (OSAT). CSCS cards are required for all construction site workers no matter which trade.

The TTA hopes to assist those in our industry sector who have previously gained their CSCS cards via the Industry Accreditation route, as time-served tilers. Since this route is no longer available and further card renewals may not always be accepted without the new qualifications, the TTA encourages those card holders to complete the EWPAR (Experienced Worker Practical Assessment Route) or OSAT route.

Experienced tilers who gained their CSCS cards via the industry Accreditation route can achieve an NVQ following just one day’s assessment of their work on site. The assessor will also need all other supporting of the candidate’s knowledge, which can be gathered verbally and through supporting documentation. Tilers who go down this route can carry on working, whilst being assessed to NVQ L2.

The TTA will be working with a CITB registered assessor, at the training facility at BAL (Building Adhesives Ltd) in Staffordshire. Tiles and adhesives/grouts for the assessments will also be provided by BAL.

The cost for the assessment –

  • for TTA Members is £500 + VAT per fixer, plus £68 CITB Registration fee
  • for non-members its £600 + VAT, plus £68 CITB Registration fee. Independent Fixers will receive £100 refund on their first year’s membership – which is just £150 + VAT – if you join before the Assessment is completed. (Full cost of membership and benefits can be found on this website)

If you’d like to arrange an on-site assessment, additional travel expenses for the assessor may apply.  For more information on registration and application, please contact TTA on support@tile.org.uk or  tel: 0300 365 8453